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Three people were injured and two were hospitalized in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night at the junction of Tulloch Road and Highway 108 in southwest Tuolumne County, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said Wednesday morning.

Sadi Tucker, 18, of Atwater, was driving a 2017 Audi A4 sedan about 7:45 p.m. when she pulled onto Highway 108 from a stop at the Tulloch Road junction, Officer Steve Machado with CHP Sonora based in Jamestown said.

Tucker’s Audi was crossing westbound lanes of Highway 108 and came in the direct path of a westbound 2010 Subaru Forester, a compact SUV that looks like a small station wagon, driven by a 66-year-old man from Saratoga. The Subaru crashed into the driver’s side of Tucker’s Audi, Machado said.

The Subaru overturned and landed in westbound lanes of Highway 108. The 66-year-old driver of the Subaru sustained major injuries and he was flown by helicopter to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. His name was not released because of the severity of his injuries, Machado said. His passenger in the Subaru, Helen Vermillion, 68, of Saratoga, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the same hospital by a ground ambulance crew.

Tucker sustained minor injuries in the crash and she was treated at the scene. All three people in the crash were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected to be factors in the crash.

Tulloch Road leads to Tulloch Dam, Tulloch Reservoir, and Tulloch RV Campground & Marina on the impounded Stanislaus River at the Tuolumne-Calaveras county line.

Contact Guy McCarthy at gmccarthy@uniondemocrat.com or 770-0405. Follow him on Twitter at @GuyMcCarthy.

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